The Inquisitor is a position in the Inquisitorius of the Galactic Empire. The Inquisitors held the ranks of siblings and were subordinate to the Grand Inquisitor and Darth Vader, and were tasked with hunting down surviving Jedi and Force sensitives. This was a special unit of agents whose main task was, basically, assassinating Jedi. The Inquisitors played a large part in the lore of George Lucas’ Star Wars and that is why we have decided to make a list of the 30 strongest Inquisitors in the expanded universe, ranking them from weakest to strongest. Let’s dive into our list of strongest Inquisitors in Star Wars
30. Adalric Cessius Brandl
We start off our list of strongest Inquisitors in Star Wars with Adalric Cessius Brandl. Adalric Cessius Brandl was a Force-sensitive human from Trulalis and the father of Jaalib Brandl. During the rise of the Empire, Adalric became one of the most notorious Imperial Inquisitors. He served the Emperor for almost ten years, working with other servants of Palpatine such as Inquisitor Tremayne.
Around 5 ABY, Adalric became the only known Inquisitor to defect. Traveling with some such as Thaddeus Ross, he evaded capture until he was forced to feign his own death to elude pursuit.
Adalric was skilled in lightsaber combat and taught the Jedi Fable Astin as a wielder. Intelligence suggested that after the Emperor’s death, Adalric created his own small empire called the Protectorate that recruited expert Imperials to fight against both the New Republic and the Imperial Remnant.
29. Mox Slosin
Mox Slosin was an Entuuran High Inquisitor of the Galactic Empire who, due to his sadistic nature, was one of its most successful interrogators. Using his modified Trenchant cruiser Ironhand, Mox Slosin actively searched for rebel activity in his territory, the Lesser Plooriod Cluster, rather than waiting for Imperial Intelligence to call him in for their interrogations. The rebel Tirranna, who was herself tortured by Slosin, wrote a dossier about him for the SecuriDex, a compilation of sources of danger for the rebel alliance.
Hydra was an imperial chief inquisitor who succeeded the late inquisitor Malorum on Naboo in 18 BBY. She had previously been his assistant. Like Malorum, she had the goal of tracking down Force-sensitive beings. Hydra also worked with the double agent Ferus Olin.
27. Unidentified Inquisitor (Jerserra’s master)
This female Inquisitor was a Jedi during the final decades of the Galactic Republic. After the fall of the Order and the creation of the Galactic Empire, she became an agent of the Imperial Inquisition. Her task, like that of other inquisitors, was to search for and capture Force-sensitive children. She used her personal spinning lightsaber in combat.
Sometime before the Galactic Civil War, the Inquisitor visited Dathomir in search of a child gifted with the Force. When she met a teenager named Jerserra, she saw familiar qualities in her – a burning desire for power and anger towards anyone who stood in the way, and decided to take the girl with her, counting on her loyalty.
Jerserra willingly agreed to leave Dathomir and the Nightsisters to follow such a mysterious and powerful woman. The Unidentified Inquisitor made the girl her apprentice, hiding her existence from the Inquisitor. Jerserra spent many years with her, training in the Force and training in the use of a lightsaber.
In the end, Jerserra decided that she had already learned everything she could, and stole her mentor’s double-bladed spinning lightsaber, after which she killed her. Having destroyed all the evidence of her existence, the girl planted evidence indicating the involvement of other inquisitors in the crime, hoping that they would begin to suspect each other.
26. Blaise Zirkonn
Blaise Zirkonn is a man, an agent of the Inquisition, who served the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. Although not an official Inquisitor, Zirconn wore a lightsaber assembled by herself and was able to use the Force to influence others. She also carried a heavy blaster pistol on her unloading belt that hung over her hidden armor.
25. Zerala Dinn
Next up on our list of strongest Inquisitors in Star Wars is Zerala Dinn. Zerala Dinn was a Force-sensitive human rogue who lived in the city of Theed on the planet Naboo during the Galactic Civil War. Dinn was engaged in forging documents and selling fake art and artifacts. Hera area of operations covered the territories of the Middle and Outer Rim. One time, Dinn was detained by Inquisitor Blasey Zirconn. The rogue and the inquisitor began to cooperate in order to enrich and increase influence.
Zikronn sent Dinn back to Naboo, where he began selling Jedi artifacts, hoping to attract the attention of the unwary Force-sensitives. Dinn captured at least a dozen Force sensitives and then continued to capture them with equal success. He was armed with a blaster pistol and wore cortosis gauntlets. The artifact with which Dinn lured his victims was the Tears of the Elders, which, according to legend, belonged to the period of the formation of the Gungan civilization.
24. Probus Tesla
Probus Tesla is a Human male Corellian Imperial Inquisitor. His teacher at the School of Inquisitors was the Follin Kutara. In 18 BBY, Tesla began searching for the Jedi Knight Jax Pavan and the droid I-5YQ on Coruscant on the orders of Darth Vader. Tesla was an ambitious man who aspired to become Vader’s chief henchman, or even the Emperor himself.
During his search, he encountered a Force-sensitive boy named Kajin Savaros, who wounded the Inquisitor with a focused blast of repulsor energy while chasing him. Tesla reported the incident to Vader, who became interested in Savaros and ordered the Inquisitor to take him alive. Later, Tesla, Yral Chael, and Mas Sirra fought Savaros, Pavan, Larant Tarak, and I-5YQ, but were defeated, and only Tesla escaped alive of the three Inquisitors.
Tesla later helped Vader set a trap for the Jedi and their supporters in the Imperial Security Bureau building, but the rebels managed to escape. During the battle, the building was severely damaged, but Vader and Tesla survived.
23. Valin Draco
Valin Draco was a human male and Jedi Knight who lived during the later years of the Galactic Republic. While participating in the Clone Wars against the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Valin acquired the nickname “Desperate Dragon” for his actions. However, Draco’s determination to destroy the Separatists at all costs led Draco to the dark side of the Force, and, barely surviving during the Battle of Parein II 4, Valin finally succumbed to darkness.
Jerserra is a Dathomirian female found and trained by an Inquisitor. She wielded a red double-bladed spinning lightsaber in combat. Jerserra grew up among the Nightsisters on Dathomir. Although she was talented in handling the Force, already in her youth she yearned for more and more power, not paying attention to anyone around her. Mysterious legends about the long-dead cult of Nardifi and its lost stone only strengthened her desire for power, especially when she learned that one of the fragments of this stone was kept by her clan.
21. Unidentified Inquisitor
At some point when the Smuggler was a young child, the Galactic Empire sent a member of the Inquisition after Mususiel, Nuhj, Zubain Ankonori, and Khandra, four Jedi who had survived the Jedi Order and taken refuge in the Anoat sector. The Inquisitor began by murdering Mususiel, who sacrificed himself to save the others.
Thanks to him, Nuhj and Khandra managed to flee from the Jedi hunter, but Ankonori became the Inquisitor’s second victim. In time, the Imperial agent managed to track his two remaining targets to a place called Embertown, on the planet Burnin Konn. A fight broke out, but it didn’t end there, eventually ending at a chrome mine near Wickridge, where the Arbiter killed Nuhj and Khandra.
20. Reva, the Third Sister
The Third Sister, formerly known as Reva, was a female human Jedi in the final decades of the Republic. After the fall of the Jedi Order, she became an agent of the Imperial Inquisitor, where she received the code name Third Sister.
Her task, like that of other inquisitors, was to search for and capture Force-sensitive children. Along with the Third Brother, little was known about her activities in the Inquisitorius. At some point in time, she got into a confrontation with moisture farmer Owen Lars.
The next powerful Inquisitor on our list is Brakiss. Brakiss is a fallen Jedi. The Empire brainwashed him and sent Luke Skywalker’s former apprentice to infiltrate the Praxeum. He later formed the Shadow Academy. In 23 ABY, his agents, under the command of Tamit Kai, used the station to travel to Yavin, from which they abducted Jacen Solo, Jaina Solo, and Lowbacca.
They tried to break their will by influencing their brains with the help of the Force, but the young Jedi did not succumb. The children were rescued by Luke Skywalker and Tenel Ka. After that, Brakiss decided to recruit new students. He went to the lower levels of Coruscant. There he found Zekk who was suffering from loneliness. Zekk was a friend of Jaina and Jacen Solo, but became a student of Brakiss and later his protégé as a Dark Jedi.
Jerec was a powerful Miraluka Jedi Master and Jedi archaeologist who fell to the dark side during the reign of the Galactic Empire and became a feared Inquisitor during the Galactic Civil War.
Jerec was apprenticed to Jedi archaeologist Jocasta Nu, and became a Jedi archaeologist himself, well versed in the lore of the past of the Jedi, especially the Sith. A Jedi Master during the Clone Wars, he was on a long-term mission searching for ancient knowledge in the Unknown Regions when Order 66 was issued. Upon returning, Jerec was found by the Inquisitorius and turned to the dark side.
17. Loam Redge
Loam Redge was an Imperial Inquisitor of unknown age, whose highest priority, as befitted an Inquisitor, was capturing Force-sensitives, torturing them, and then destroying them, a task at which he was very good.
Loam Redge trained Finn Darktrin, who was sent to retrieve a Holocron from the Jedi ruins on Dantooine. Also in the same year, Redge was stationed at the Emperor’s Palace, where he met a person who had been sent to him by Kaja Or’Zee after performing various tasks set by her.
16. Lanu Pasiq
Laun Pasiq was a member of the Imperial Inquisition, who helped hunt down Jedi Padawan Drake Lo’gaan and his friends, Ekria and Zonder. Following the rise of the Galactic Empire in 19 BBY, the Force-sensitive Pasiq found himself among a group of prisoners, some former members of the Agricultural Corps, and various Force experts.
Lanu Pasiq, along with three others; Antinnis Tremayne, Halmere, and Gwellib Ap-Llewff were selected by the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader to be one of the first members of the Inquisition. Among her first missions, she had the capture of Lo’gaan, who operated under the pseudonym “Jodd Sonta”. With Tremayne leading the charge, Pasiq and the other Inquisitors made several attempts to capture the Jedi with little success.
Much of Pasiq’s time and effort was devoted to capturing Lo’gaan, eventually working with Imperial Intelligence. While one of Lo’gaan’s allies, Zonder, was imprisoned and later killed by Vader, the Inquisitors were unable to eliminate Lo’gaan or Ekria, and the mission was left to the Dark Lord himself.
15. Gwellib Ap-Llewff
Gwellib Ap-Llewff was an Imperial Inquisitor and Dark Side Adept during the Galactic Civil War. He originally served as a Jedi, but was not selected as a Padawan before the statutory age, he was immediately transferred to the Agricultural Corps. He was part of a group of Force-sensitive farm workers captured and held captive on Byss shortly after the Clone Wars, but was freed when Darth Vader selected him and three others to be the first Inquisitors.
Gwellib was brought to Coruscant with the others and was instructed in the art of lightsaber combat and other dark side skills by Lord Vader, though he found himself continually outmatched by another apprentice, Antinnis Tremayne. In 19 BBY, Gwellib and his other fellow Inquisitors failed in their mission to capture the Jedi Padawan “Jodd Sonta,” but did not report his failure to Lord Vader.
Gwellib eventually returned to Byss to serve as one of Emperor Palpatine’s Adepts, and stood by Savuud Thimram’s side at the entrance to the Emperor’s Citadel. He was present on Byss during the Emperor’s Rebirth in 10 ABY; he and Thimram berated Luke Skywalker for trying to win an audience with Palpatine.
Next up on our list of the strongest Star Wars Inquisitors is Halmere. Halmere was a High Inquisitor during the Galactic Civil War. At the end of the Clone Wars, he was one of many Force-sensitive adepts guarded by the Galactic Empire on the Byss Core world. There, he and his companions were tested by Darth Vader to determine whether or not they could be useful to the Empire.
Halmere, along with Antinnis Tremayne, Lanu Pasiq, and Gwellib Ap-Llewff, were chosen by Vader, while the rest were executed. Subsequently, the four initiates became Inquisitors, serving Vader and his newly formed Inquisition. Trained by Vader himself, the Inquisitors were quickly tasked with apprehending an escaped Jedi hiding in Imperial Center.
Identified as Jodd Sonta, Halmere, Tremayne, and the others engaged the fugitive Jedi and his allies, Ekria and Zonder, but were outwitted during the ensuing skirmish, allowing the fugitives to flee.
Many years later, shortly after the Dissolution of the Imperial Senate, he was commissioned by Emperor Palpatine to meet with former Senator Canna Omonda of Chandrila, who was a vocal critic of the Emperor. During the ensuing encounter with Halmere, Omonda was found guilty of high treason and later sentenced to death.
13. Antinnis Tremayne
Antinnis Tremayne was an Imperial High Inquisitor during the Galactic Civil War. He was trained as a Padawan by Jedi Master Dav Kylanu to later become Darth Vader’s apprentice. When his former master perished in the Clone Wars, Tremayne was captured by the enemy army, and took no part in the war.
With the advent of the New Order, instead of falling victim to the Great Jedi Purge of Order 66, he was taken to Byss along with other captured Jedi trainees. There, Darth Vader recruited him to be a member of a new Imperial Intelligence unit, the Inquisition.
Tall and imposing, Malorum wore a dark brown robe, similar to that of Emperor Palpatine. Malorum was slightly Force-sensitive, though he was never recruited by the Jedi. He worked as an Imperial Intelligence agent, and along with Chief Operating Officer Armand Isard, visited the Jedi Temple in the aftermath of Order 66. There he saw a hologram of Emperor Palpatine addressing Anakin Skywalker as Lord Vader.
Thus it was that Malorum became one of the few in the Empire, along with Prince Xizor, two decades later who knew Vader’s true identity, although Palpatine and Vader did not. Following the incident, Malorum was ousted from his position by Palpatine, who revealed to him that he was a Sith and placed Malorum in charge of the Inquisition.
Later, Malorum relied on her to discover everything he could about Skywalker, through bribery and surveillance, and by digging up what had happened months before. He also learned that Skywalker was the father of Senator Amidala’s children. He employed Boba Fett to investigate Naboo and the Polis Massa asteroid field, seeking information about Padmé Amidala’s purposes.
Malorum acted on his own initiative, hoping to ingratiate himself with Vader himself, and at the same time to gain the information necessary to bring about his downfall. He became known as Vader’s pet through his investigations on Vader’s behalf. Malorum sought to replace Vader as the Emperor’s apprentice and planned to one day become Emperor himself.
11. Unidentified Twi’lek Inquisitor
The unnamed Twi’lek Inquisitor was a male Jedi in the final decades of the Republic. After the fall of the Jedi Order, he became an agent of the Imperial Inquisitor. His task, like that of other inquisitors, was to search for and capture Force-sensitive children.
In combat, he used a personal rotating lightsaber. Some time after the rise of the Empire, the Inquisitor participated in the hunt for the exiled Jedi Master Eeth Koth, along with Darth Vader, the Fifth Brother, and another female Inquisitor.
10. Unidentified red-skinned Inquisitor
During the reign of the Galactic Empire, a female Inquisitor served under Darth Vader. The Inquisitor accompanied Vader, the Fifth Brother, and another Inquisitor to hunt down Eeth Koth. During the mission, the female inquisitor was tasked with capturing Eeth Koth’s daughter. She intercepted the baby and her mother and stole the newborn.
She then brought her to Vader while he killed Koth. Vader and the Inquisitors returned to Inquisition Headquarters and the female Inquisitor and the Twi’lek Inquisitor toasted another slain Jedi. As they discussed what Vader would do when the Jedi were completely extinct, Vader approached them and attempted to kill the female Inquisitor. The Twi’lek Inquisitor held him while she escaped, then followed her. Vader chased after them and they tried to kill him. They managed to knock him down, but he froze them with the Force and killed them, due to this she definitely deserved its spot on our list of the most powerful Inquisitors in Star Wars.
9. Fourth Sister
The Fourth Sister was a female Jedi in the final decades of the Republic. After the fall of the Jedi Order, she became an agent of the Imperial Inquisitor, where she received the code name Fourth Sister. Her task, like that of other inquisitors, was to search for and capture Force-sensitive children. The woman who later became the Fourth Sister was a member of the Jedi Order, being Force-sensitive.
In The Order, she was trained in the basics of lightsaber combat and Force control. However, by the time of Order 66 at the end of the Clone Wars, she had already fallen to the dark side of the Force and became part of the Inquisitory project created by the new Emperor Palpatine. Like the other Inquisitors, the Fourth Sister had to hunt down the surviving Jedi who could pose a danger to the rule of the Empire.
8. Eighth Brother
The Eighth Brother was a male Terrelian jumper who was a Jedi in the later decades of the Republic. After the fall of the Jedi Order, he became an agent of the Imperial Inquisitor, where he received the code name Eighth Brother. His task, like that of other inquisitors, was to search for and capture Force-sensitive children. In combat, he used a personal rotating lightsaber.
Three years before the Battle of Yavin, he was on the planet Malachor, near the Sith temple, tracking down the Shadow. When the Jedi Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger, as well as Ahsoka Tano, arrived on Malachor, the Eighth Brother joined the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister in opposition. Like the rest of the Inquisitors, the Eighth Brother was Force-sensitive and wielded a double-bladed spinning lightsaber.
His TIE Fighter was similar in design to other Inquisitor ships. The eighth brother, as a rule, used both blades of his sword in battle. In addition, his weapon had the unique ability to transform into a buzz saw when the blades were disabled. The brother also used rocket detonators built into the armor, allowing him to surprise attack his opponents.
7. Bil Valen, the Sixth Brother
The Sixth Brother, formerly known as Bil Valen, was a male Jedi during the final decades of the Republic. After the fall of the Jedi Order, Valen became an agent of the Imperial Inquisitor, where he received the code name Sixth Brother. His task, like that of other inquisitors, was to search for and capture Force-sensitive children. In combat, he used a personal rotating lightsaber.
The sixth brother was Force-sensitive, like all other Jedi. After the collapse of the Order and the entry of a man into the Inquisition, he was trained by the Sith Lord Darth Vader. According to Vader, the Sixth Brother’s combat tactics, like the rest of the Inquisitors, were focused on defense, while for the adept of the dark side, it was necessary to effectively attack.
6. Fifth Brother
The Fifth Brother was a male Jedi in the final decades of the Republic. After the fall of the Jedi Order, he became an agent of the Imperial Inquisitor, where he received the code name Fifth Brother. His task, like that of other inquisitors, was to search for and capture Force-sensitive children. In combat, he used a personal rotating lightsaber.
Seconded by Darth Vader to Admiral Constantine on the Relentless to replace a fallen Grand Inquisitor in service. The Fifth Brother, like the other Inquisitors, was Force-sensitive. He was also trained in telekinesis and could control multiple detonators, keeping them from detonating and throwing them back at the enemy. In hunting, he relied on a keen sense that allowed him to feel the emotions of his victims and understand that they were trying to ambush him.
He also demonstrated proficiency with dual-bladed spinning lightsabers and was able to throw his lightsaber with deadly accuracy. However, he preferred to rely on brute force and heavy blows, lacking in agility. He was defeated by the more experienced Ahsoka Tano and killed by Maul.
5. Prosset Dibs, the Tenth Brother
We’re slowly entering top 5 on our list of strongest Inquisitors in Star Wars and in the fifth place is Prosset Dibs. The Tenth Brother, formerly known as Prosset Dibs, was a male Miraluka Jedi Master during the final decades of the Republic. In 22 BBY, while on a mission to Hissreach, Dibs lost his faith in the Jedi Order and attacked fellow High Council member Mace Windu, but was defeated and arrested. For the crime committed, Prosset was threatened with the death penalty, but at the request of Master Windu, the Council rehabilitated the apostate and sent him to the archives on probation.
After the fall of the Jedi Order, Dibs became an agent of the Imperial Inquisitor, where he received the name “Tenth Brother”. In combat, he used personal spinning lightsabers. In 18 BBY, the Tenth Brother was one of the Inquisitors who accompanied the Sith Lord Darth Vader on a hunt for a surviving Jedi who was leading a rebellion on the oceanic planet of Mon Cala.
During the mission, the Tenth Brother died after failing to deflect shots from Inquisitor stormtroopers. Like all Jedi, Prosset Dibs was a Force-sensitive sentient. He was highly regarded by Mace Windu, who believed that his superior intuition compensated for his lack of physical sight. Windu also believed that Dibs was capable of providing effective intelligence.
4. Masana Tide, the Ninth Sister
The Ninth Sister, formerly known as Masana Tide, was a female Dawutin Jedi during the last decades of the Republic. After the fall of the Jedi Order, Tide became an agent of the Imperial Inquisitor, where she received the code name The Ninth Sister. Her task, like that of other inquisitors, was to search for and capture Force-sensitive children.
Together with other Inquisitors, she took part in the conquest of Mon Cala, where she was wounded by the Sixth Brother. Nevertheless, she managed to survive, after which she, along with the Second Sister, hunted the fugitive Padawan Cal Kestis and his companions. In battle, the sister used a personal rotating lightsaber.
Like other Inquisitors, the Ninth Sister was Force-sensitive and wielded her personal double-bladed spinning lightsaber in combat. As a Jedi in the service of the Order, she had the ability to read the emotions of other beings, and after falling to the dark side, her skills improved. This ability made her a formidable opponent.
3. Seventh Sister
The Seventh Sister was a female Jedi in the final decades of the Republic. After the fall of the Jedi Order, she became an agent of the Imperial Inquisitor, where she received the code name Seventh Sister. Her task, like that of other inquisitors, was to search for and capture Force-sensitive children. She used her personal spinning lightsaber in combat.
Years before the Battle of Yavin, the Seventh Sister began hunting down the fugitive Jedi Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger, allied with the Inquisitor Fifth Brother. The Seventh Sister was trained to use the dark side of the Force to hunt down the Jedi. She was an agile and acrobatic-oriented combatant, able to fight with a double-bladed spinning lightsaber.
She was skilled enough to take on Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus, but was outclassed by more experienced fighters like Darth Maul or Ahsoka Tano. The Sister relied less on the Force than the Fifth Brother, often choosing to use his lightsaber instead. However, she was able to use the Force to increase her speed and agility, and was also capable of telekinesis.
Using a probe for torture, the sister found out the necessary information. In addition, in missions, she preferred to use the ID9 search droids, which were on the back of the girl during their deactivation. We consider the Seventh sister powerful enough to join our list of strongest Inquisitors in Star Wars in third place!
2. Trilla Suduri, the Second Sister
Trilla Suduri, also known as the Second Sister, was a female human Jedi during the final decades of the Republic. Prior to the fall of the Order, she was the Padawan of the Jedi Knight Cere Janda. Together with her teacher and a group of younglings, she escaped death during Order 66 and went into hiding for some time.
However, Janda was soon captured and gave away the student’s location. Trilla was captured by the Imperials and after prolonged torture, she fell to the dark side of the Force, becoming an agent of the Imperial Inquisition, where she received the code name Second Sister. Her mission, like that of the other Inquisitors, was to find and capture Force-sensitive children, as well as the hunt for the survivors of Order 66 Jedi.
The second sister was an experienced lightsaber duelist and, like other Inquisitors, she was Force-sensitive. However, her most lethal weapon was her rare ability to predict the behavior of her prey. She was also exceptionally intelligent and preferred to act outside the box, setting up ambushes and manipulating her prey. Suduri used the Force to speed up her movements.
1. The Grand Inquisitor
Gracing the top of our list of most powerful Inquisitors in Star Wars is The Grand Inquisitor himself. The Grand Inquisitor was a Force-sensitive male Pau’an who served as a guard at the Temple of the Jedi Order on Coruscant during the final years of the Galactic Republic. Disillusioned with the teachings of the Light Side, he joined the Sith Darth Sidious and became head of the Inquisitor of the Galactic Empire.
Like Sidious’ apprentice, Darth Vader, the Grand Inquisitor preyed on the Jedi who survived the first wave of the Order’s destruction. Years later, he received orders from Vader to lure or destroy Force-sensitive children before they became a threat to the Empire, as well as eliminate any remaining Jedi who could train them.
The Inquisitor practiced the powers of the dark side and was trained in the use of a lightsaber. He wielded a rotary lightsaber, which he also used as a one-handed lightsaber, activating only one blade. In addition to swordsmanship, he used the sword’s spin to break his opponent’s concentration and end the fight with minimal effort.